She was sovereign of fourteen other countries besides the United Kingdom, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Jamaica. Used to be, at various times, sovereign of an additional seventeen countries which have since become republics, including South Africa and Pakistan. She was born on 21 April 1926 and acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952, on the death of her father, George VI, reigning until her own death on 8 September 2022. Of her final six British prime ministers, five of them weren't born when she became Queen, and the sixth wasn't even a year old.note On 9 September 2015, she became the longest-reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom and its predecessor states, surpassing the record held by Queen Victoria. In October 2016, following the death of King Rama IX of Thailand, she became the longest currently-reigning monarch and longest-serving head of state, until her own death, which then passed the distinction to the Sultan of Brunei. She was also the oldest serving head of state, a title now held by President Paul Biya of Cameroon. In 2017, she became the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee (65 years), and in 2022, she became the first to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee (70 years). When she died, she was the second-longest reigning monarch of a sovereign state in world history (for whom we have verifiable dates anyway), behind only Louis XIV of France, the Sun King.note Considering Elizabeth's reign never included a period of regency, she reigned in her own right longer than any other monarch.
Although she appeared to be quite diminutivenote and soft-spoken, those who met her will near-universally say that she was actually a force of nature with a steel-trap mind, a Sugar-and-Ice Personality, and an understated, but devastating, sense of humour, which probably explains why she and Prince Philip worked so well together — she could and would give it just as good as anyone else. Even the most ardent republicans, after meeting her, couldn't help but end up respecting her and what the crown represents even if they disagree with the institution on principle, and a number said that they'd like the monarchy ended — but only after the Queen died. She was, after all, the most popular British royal.
Although the monarchy is now mostly ceremonial, the Queen continued to play an advisory role in the running of her realms and kept up to date by going through stacks of government documents every day. She had regular weekly meetings with her British prime ministers and also provided counsel to the prime ministers of her other realms during visits or as requested. These meetings originally started as elder prime ministers providing brief updates to a young queen, but eventually morphed into an elder stateswoman giving much-needed advice to her less-experienced officials. While the content of these meetings was strictly confidential (one of the few instances where both parties simply got to be alone), prime ministers of all stripesnote have stressed just how vital these meetings werenote and that there was very little that slipped by her. In a way, she became a critical part of the institutional memory of the British government.
Since the Queen was the best-known monarch in the world, she's turned up quite a lot in fiction, usually as an Anonymous Ringer or Invisible President, in part due to her function as a constitutional monarch. She's also usually the exception to the well-known trope where queens must be malevolent. Despite a wobble in the early nineties, Elizabeth remained highly popular in the UK.
Was reportedly a big fan of Doctor Who; Buckingham Palace was even used to host a reception to mark the show's 50th anniversary. A huge technophile, quite tech-savvy; she was the one who insisted on televising her 1953 coronation once her husband Philip brought up the idea. Former President Barack Obama's gift of an iPod to her was not a gaffe, as commonly believed: she did, in fact, already have one, but had mentioned it was a generation or two out of date and she would really like a new one. The royal family having a YouTube account was also Her Majesty's idea.
In a highly surprising, hilarious, and touching display of sportsmanship, she made her screen acting debut in a scene opposite Daniel Craig as James Bond for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Bond arrives at Buckingham Palace to escort the Queen to the Olympic opening ceremonies, only have to awkwardly wait while she finishes up some work. They travel to the stadium via helicopter and (with the help of a stunt double, naturally) parachute into the arena. Cool Old Lady indeed.How cool?
This continued with her Platinum Jubilee, when she performed a skit having tea with a CGI-Paddington and revealed to the world that she kept a marmalade sandwich in her omnipresent handbag "for later", and that she knew how to tap a teacup to the famous rhythm of "We Will Rock You" (which is by Queen, after all).
However, this was not her acting debut in general — she did four Christmas pantomimes at Windsor Castle during the Second World War, including three as "principal boys".
Had quite a few things named after her, including (but not limited to) a famous ocean liner (commonly abbreviated QE2), a famous clock tower, a steam locomotive, a road bridge (part of the Dartford River Crossing), and a random uninhabited chunk of Antarctica. The US Army even got in on it in 1944, when a crew in the 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) based at Thurleigh named their B-17 ''Rose of York'' in honor of her. Then-Princess Elizabeth not only appreciated it, she showed up at Thurleigh with her parents in tow and personally christened the bomber, which went on to fly 62 successful combat missions before being shot down over Berlin.
Owing to intermarriage among the royal families of Europe, she was related to all of her contemporary reigning hereditary monarchs in Europe. She was a second cousin of King Harald V of Norway; third cousin of both Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden; third cousin once-removed of King Philippe of Belgium, King Felipe VI of Spain, and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg; fifth cousin once-removed of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands; seventh cousin once-removed of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein; and the seventh cousin-twice removed of Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Although she was a constitutional monarch without any real political power, her position came with a few perks. She required neither a passport nor a driver's license as both documents were issued in her name. The prime minister-designate couldn't take office until they met with the Queen and received permission to form a government in her name.note No bill passed by Parliament became law without her signature. She was immune to civil and criminal proceedings, and could pardon criminals (including posthumously). She was also the only person in the UK allowed to declare war.note
She was also an avid Animal Lover, having owned and bred numerous horses and racehorses and Pembroke Welsh Corgis over the course of her reign. She was particularly known for her love of corgis; it is estimated that she had over thirty corgis through the course of her reign. Sadly, after the death of her last corgi, she initially decided to stop breeding them, so as not to leave any behind when she died. However, she still adopted a pair of puppies in 2021 (one half-dachshund), named Muick and Fergus.note With Fergus's untimely death, in June of the same year, Her Majesty then received another new corgi puppy, whose name was revealed to be Sandy. Then, in 2022 she also became the owner of Lissy, a cocker spaniel — however, Lissy was a working gun dog who lived with her trainer and Candy sadly predeceased the Queen, so only Muick and Sandy ended up homed with Prince Andrew and Sarah after her death.
She also was a Wrench Wench back during World War II. She was trained as an army mechanic — while she served as an ambulance driver, she had to be trained as a mechanic as well due to British vehicles being what they are.
Just to make her even more awesome, she once cut a cake with a sword! As seen here.
Having lost her husband Philip in 2021 after 73 years of marriage, Elizabeth herself died seventeen months later on 8 September 2022 at her private home of Balmoral Castle in northern Scotland. She was the first monarch to die in Scotland since James V in 1542.note And because she passed away in Scotland, a publicly available death certificate was issued, as the monarch isn't exempt from certain registry issues under Scottish law.
Her official cause of death was "old age", like her husband, an allowed cause for someone over 80 who had suffered a progressive decline in their health. In the months before her death, she had been suffering persistent "mobility issues" that majorly limited her public engagements. The palace has always been reluctant to discuss royal health in any depth and when it was reported around noon on 8 September that she was under "medical supervision", the media activated their protocols for her death — with the black suits and ties coming out all over on the television news.note
Her lying-in-state and funeral was a massive occasion that attracted a huge number of world leaders, most of whom had to be driven to Westminster Abbey in coaches to avoid traffic jams. She and her late husband were buried in St George's Chapel alongside her parents and her sister's ashes.
She was succeeded by her son, King Charles III.
Appearances of the Queen in media:Whenever a United Kingdom/Commonwealth-set work between 1952 and 2022 refers to "Her Majesty", it generally refers to either Elizabeth or a queen heavily based off her.
- She shows up in Aura Battler Dunbine (set and made in the early 80s) as one of the Upper Earth ('our' world) leaders who deal with pretty much every warring faction of Byston Well being transported to it and has an Interspecies Friendship with The High Queen Ciela Lapana. Notable in that while she appears, the US president is a fictional one who looks like an aged, white-haired Lincoln instead of Reagan.
- Hellsing: She appears at the meeting of the Roundtable conference and exchanges playful banter with Alucard (who acts more deferential to her than to Integra), implying they knew each other from when she was a child. She is the one that gives Integra and Alucard the order to wipe out Millennium.
- As the series is set in Britain, Dylan Dog features occasional appearance or mentions of the Queen, though no actual roles until John Ghost takes over as the Big Bad and it's revealed that she's either an Eldritch Abomination or is being impersonated by one, and Ghost works for her and is her lover.
- Marvel Universe:
- In the X-Men mini series "True Friends", Kitty Pryde and Rachel Summers are sent back in time to the late '30s, where Kitty meets a handsome RAF pilot Alasdhair Kinross (grandfather or great-grandfather of longtime X-Men ally Moira MacTaggert) and his pre-teen cousin Lilibet, and they end up having an adventure involving Baron Strucker, Shadow King and Logan (before he became Wolverine), in a complex convoluted plotline involving mind-controlling mutants and Kitty seriously considering defying Hitler's Time Travel Exemption Act. Once Kitty and Rachel return to their own time, they learn that Lilibet would grow up to become Queen Elizabeth II.
- Also in the Marvel Universe, Bobbi Morse AKA Mockingbird runs into her during her 2016 solo series, having escaped with Lance Hunter from the Hellfire Club's London base via a series of underground tunnels... one of which popped up in Buckingham Palace. Since both were infiltrating the Club, which is known for its hedonism, both were dressed in leather fetish gear. After, Bobbi is frequently seen with a corgi. Make of that what you will.
- In Child of the Storm, she's mentioned a couple of times, mainly in the context of Loki's mysterious visit to Earth in the mid-20th century, meeting her as well as J. R. R. Tolkien. While Loki gave Tolkien a trip around the Nine Realms, he actually dated the then Princess Elizabeth. Yes, really. It's mentioned that she was not pleased with his 'puny mortals phase' and gave him quite the ear-bashing over it. At the end of the first book, she's mentioned as knighting Thor and Loki as supernumerary (extra) members of the Order of the Garter (as they are foreign royalty), and Harry and Steve as full members — Harry's foreign royalty as well, being Thor's son, but is also a British subject by birth. Steve, meanwhile, is an American citizen, but being born to Irish immigrant parents in 1918, before the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922, means that he's technically eligible for British citizenship.
- At the end of CONSEQUENCES (Miraculous Ladybug): WORLD BEYOND: PART II, Queen Elizabeth II personally attends Felix's trial to strip the Graham de Vanilys of their nobility for Felix's crimes and Amelie's support for the same.
- Fate Azure Destiny: Mentioned when the Shipgirls say they answer to Queen Elizabeth. Ritsuka Fujimaru assumes they are talking about the Queen of England before learning they meant a Shipgirl named Queen Elizabeth.
- Briefly appears in Light and Dark The Adventures of Dark Yagami, giving an interview on TV, before suddenly sucker punching the interviewer, and being revealed to be under the control of Dark's Death Note, so that he can have her make a worldwide announcement on his behalf, before she then "had a heart and died". Afterwards, 'Prince Charlie' is revealed to have a Life Note to bring her back.
- Obscured Dolls: Elizabeth II appears in the special chapter "Two Kind Eyes", where she meets Kate and Magic inside a limousine outside of the Big City's animal hospital that will be heading to a hotel, and has a corgi named Holly. She tells them that she is the first Secret Keeper of England. Eventually she, Holly, Kate, Magic, as well as Dr. Claire Handwine and the Felis aulicus cat Grace travel to the hotel in the limousine, as they go on another quest for Pocketville.
- Nihonverse Pocketville:
- Elizabeth II appears as the Moon Queen, a moon angel in charge of creating and visiting dreams. When she was alive, she was originally the Sixth Folklorist before Emiko came along to succeed her as Seventh Folklorist.
- In the final chapter of the standalone Crossover Pocketville Twilight, she visits Queen Ami in a dream and gives her extra power to defeat Masuyo, and to call out her name Elizabeth when the fight gets too tough. She finally appears by the second half of the chapter, leading the battle to defeat the corrupted spirit of Queen Masuyo. Somewhere in the fight, she ends up getting an arm severed (complete with pink Alien Blood that has the ability to instantly make flowers grow), but it regenerates just mere seconds after kicking Masuyo to the other side of the Omori Palace roof. She is also the one who guides all the spirits, including the now-reformed Masuyo, back to the Spirit World. Later, Ami wakes up briefly to see the Moon Queen playing the lute in her room, and ends up falling asleep next to her, as do everyone else who was sleeping.
- Cars 2 features a car version of the Queen. She knights Mater for foiling the villain's Evil Plan.
- Minions: Scarlet Overkill wants Kevin, Stuart and Bob to steal the Queen's crown. The Queen is voiced by Jennifer Saunders. She also knows some killer wrestling moves.
- In Master Moley: By Royal Invitation, the pilot movie of The Misadventures Of Master Moley, Moley meets the Queen, voiced by Julie Walters. She also gets turned into a mole.
- The Queen's Corgi is a movie inspired by the Queen's Corgis. The Queen is voiced by Julie Walters.
Historical / Biopic Films
- The Queen, as the title character, portrayed by Helen Mirren (who ironically portrayed the previous Queen Elizabeth the previous year). The film deals with the aftermath of Diana's death, and the Queen's relationship with her new prime minister, Tony Blair. Mirren was subsequently invited to the Palace to meet with Her Majesty.
- She appears as a child (played by Freya Wilson) in The King's Speech, which is about her father. She saw the film and found it moving.
- The 2015 film A Royal Night Out is about a heavily fictionalized account of Princess Elizabeth and Margaret taking part of the VE Day celebrations in 1945. Hilarity Ensues when the princesses decide to ditch their escorts and head out into the night. The young Princess Elizabeth is played by Sarah Gadon.
- In 2021's Spencer, about the marriage of Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles nearing its bitter end, she's played by Stella Gonet.
- 2012 features a cameo of Her Majesty boarding one of the arks with one of her corgis.
- In 7 Days in Hell, the Queen (played by June Squibb) demands that Charles Poole win the Wimbledon final, firstly by leaving passive-aggressive voicemails, and then by sending her bodyguards in to hold him down while she beats him up with her cane. During the final, she responds to Aaron Williams Flipping the Bird at her by flipping it right back at him, and then stops security from intervening in a brawl between Poole and Williams because she wants to see how it turns out.
- In Ali G Indahouse, Ali, as a member of the British Cabinet, meets the Queen. He takes the opportunity to pull a Pants-Pulling Prank on her.
- Appears in Austin Powers in Goldmember, played by Jeanette Charles.
- Her Majesty makes an appearance in the 2016 film adaptation of The BFG. The BFG gives her a nightmare about the other giants feasting on children one by one. She is later shown to be very kind to Sophie and the BFG, even taking both of them to an extravagant, and... flatulent breakfast.
- The real Queen makes an appearance in the 2006 live performance, Children's Party at the Palace, which commemorated her 80th birthday. It also happened to be at the Buckingham Palace gardens, and some scenes were even shot inside the actual Buckingham Palace itself. The show revolves around a set of popular characters from British children's literature who go on a quest to retrieve Her Majesty's handbag (which has her reading glasses) so she can read her speech at the end of the show.
- Her Majesty appears in the film, The Duke, played by Carolyn Sadowska. After a rather..."flatulent" banquet, she bestows a knighthood upon the titular dog.
- She makes a brief appearance (face not shown) in Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, although Garfield's attention is more on the corgis, who he's just learned eat the finest liver.
- Always referred to in the James Bond films and novels from 1953 to 2022 as "Her Majesty" since (likely until the next films and modern day-set novels come around, under King Charles III this time) Bond stories were born under her reign and have thrived through its entirety.
- Appropriately enough, and for the first time in the franchise, a portrait of her is seen at Bond's MI6 office in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Bond (George Lazenby) is about to drink from a flask in front of the portrait, then has a look at it, says, "Sorry, Ma'am," and drinks.
- The same portrait as above is seen in Moneypenny's office in The Man with the Golden Gun and A View to a Kill.
- Moneypenny has another portrait of her in her office in The Spy Who Loved Me and Octopussy.
- Another portrait of her can be seen in Moneypenny's office in Licence to Kill.
- The non-Eon Productions Never Say Never Again Moneypenny also has a portrait of Elizabeth in her office.
- In a rare case of playing herself (for about ten seconds of her portrayal, at least), Elizabeth appeared in a Bond-themed short film in the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies where 007 (Daniel Craig) escorted her to the ceremonies. It was a stunt double skydiving out of the helicopter with a Union Jack parachute at the actual ceremony, though. A MALE stunt double.
- Johnny English. She's played by Prunella Scales, but only seen from the back and can be heard speaking. A mook strongarms her into abdicating the throne by holding a gun on one of her corgis.
- The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is about a plot to assassinate the Queen. She's played by Jeanette Charles.
- In the Molly (1944) series of The American Girls Collection, Molly and friends fangirl the then-Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose. The Film of the Book has Emily, peer-pressured into acting like what the American kids think an English girl will be like, pretending she knows them.
- Roald Dahl's The BFG. She's only ever referred to as The Queen or Her Majesty, but the illustrations unmistakably depict "Her Majesty" with Elizabeth's face.
- Appears in A Certain Magical Index as "Queen Elizard", an ideal monarch and Cool Old Lady. In her introduction in the British Hallowe'en arc, one of her less-enlightened children steals the mystical sword of state Curtana and initiates a coup attempt against her in order to have Britain secede from the European Union. Elizard's response is that while the sword belongs to the Crown, the Crown belongs to the people; she reverses the flow of the sword's power back into "all who love England", causing masses of superpowered Britons to rise up in Patriotic Fervor at their Queen's call and shatter the coup in an instant.
- The Windsors provide a rallying point for a chaotic UK after the Change renders modern technology and guns inoperable, in S. M. Stirling's Emberverse. Elizabeth II is described as dying of "heartbreak and overwork" a year after the Change, and is succeeded by Charles, who is eventually driven mad from the stress. His successor, William, is referred to as "the Great".
- A 2012 resource guide for Girlguiding UK suggests discussing with Rainbows (guides between the ages of four or five and seven, depending on the region) Her Majesty's history as a Brownie, Rainbows having not existed when she was of age. The guide also states that she's the patron of Girlguiding UK.
- Her Majesty The Queen Investigates series has the Queen as the main protagonist who secretly solves crimes while carrying out her royal duties.
- She makes a No Celebrities Were Harmed appearance in the Tom Clancy novel Patriot Games, wherein she went unnamed, but was referenced by rank and title. She visits main character Jack Ryan in the hospital after he is injured rescuing a likewise-unnamed Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and Prince William from an attempted IRA kidnapping. She awards him induction into the Royal Victorian Ordernote , which comes prepackaged with a knighthood. Prince Charles has an opportunity to return the favor much later in the book, and for much of the rest of the series, Ryan and members of the royal family who make recurring appearances are shown to be good friends.
- In Sue Townsend's novel The Queen And I a republican party wins the 1992 General Election using Subliminal Advertising. They abolish the Monarchy and the Royal Family are sent to live on a run-down Council Estate. The Queen adapts reasonably well to the new situation, but the same can't be said of the rest of the family. It's All Just a Dream.
- The Railway Series: The Queen visits the Island of Sodor in the last story of the eighth book, "Paint Pots and Queens". Gordon and Thomas have been in disgrace for most of the book for misbehaving, Edward is considered too old to pull important trains, and James has been having trouble with hills, so it's assumed that Henry will be the one to pull the Royal Train until an incident with a ladder and an upturned paint pot makes him look like an iced cake. The Fat Controller, needing to make alternate arrangements, decides that Gordon and Thomas have redeemed themselves through generally good behavior and so, as a treat, he decrees that Thomas will shunt the Queen's coaches, Edward will go in front and clear the line, and Gordon will pull the Royal Train. When the Queen does come to the island, she's very kind and polite to all the engines, who she speaks to each in turn, thanking Gordon, Thomas, and Edward in particular.
- Rainbow Magic: In the one-off book Georgie the Royal Prince Fairy, the Queen is depicted as the hostess of a children's garden party Kirsty and Rachel look forward to attending. Eventually, after Georgie and the two girls find Jack Frost and his goblins attending the party, eventually leading to Rachel and Kirsty impersonating royal guards, Georgie conjures up a thorn barrier to capture the goblins, which the Queen finds.
- In The Secret Throne, the first volume of Peter F. Hamilton's The Queen Of Dreams series of children's books, the protagonist and her sister (aged 12 and 11) have to enter the magical First Realm to rescue their father from the Karrak Lords, evil creatures that have conquered it and kidnapped him. But the Great Gateway sends them into the past of that world so that they can see what it was like before the villains took over. When they cross back to this world, they are still in the past — specifically, London during the Blitz — and the Karrak Lords are waiting for them there. The girls are rescued by the truck-driving, magic-wand-toting Princess Elizabeth, who knows all about the First Realm (her family has been in contact with it for centuries), and who insists on driving them back to the Gateway in her truck so that they can return to their own time. At the end of the story, the girls learn that they have been invited to Buckingham Palace for tea with Queen Elizabeth, who obviously hasn't forgotten their first meeting.
- Sewer, Gas & Electric features her as a total badass who defends herself from the IRA with an old Vicker's machine gun and in general foils the plans of people who have annoyed her.
- In the final book of Jo Walton's Small Change trilogy, it is the young Queen Elizabeth II was is finally able to break the back of the fascist regime controlling the country and save the day.
- Two Weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman. Colin never actually meets her Majesty face-to-face, but he talks about her at length, attempts to break into Buckingham Palace to meet her, and he watches a TV broadcast of her on Christmas Day.
- The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett: A chance encounter with a small mobile library while out walking her corgis leads to the Queen becoming a voracious reader, encountering new and unfamiliar ideas, and the status quo of the British monarchy being altered forever.
- The picture book Where's The Queen? has readers looking all over London for the unnamed queen, who finally appears in a carriage — her face is not visible, but she is accompanied by a corgi.
- Wild Cards uses her death of the titular virus in the late 40s, without ever becoming Queen, as part of how it has changed history from what the reader knows. She rarely comes up since the narrative doesn't really start until the 80s, at which point Margaret has been reigning for decades, but the volume "Three Kings" — which heavily involves drama in the royal family — has a great deal of its plot deal with the reveal that her previously believed to be stillborn son (who is never confirmed or not to be that universe's Charles) was actually a deformed Joker who had his death faked. Since Margaret only became queen due to the presumption that Elizabeth had no children, finding him becomes a major concern of many interested parties.
- World War Z, she gets mentioned in passing when the narrator interviewed a British survivor: With explicit reference to how George VI, her father, behaved during WWII, she refused to evacuate during the epidemic to symbolically and literally endure with her people and serve as an inspiration. We do not get any specific details on what happened to her, but the implication is that she was not killed by zombies, but still nonetheless perished during the hardships.
- The Netflix series The Crown (2016) is intended to dramatize the first 50 years of her reign, starting with the political minefield surrounding her accession. For the first two series, she's played by Claire Foy in her second portrayal of an English queen after Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall. Olivia Colman takes over in Series 3 and 4, her second time playing an English queen after Queen Anne in The Favourite when the show reaches her middle age. In the fifth and sixth series, she's played by Imelda Staunton.
- Doctor Who: Twice, both times played by an actress: "Silver Nemesis" and "Voyage of the Damned". In fact, "Voyage of the Damned" was rumored to have been intended to have an actual cameo by Her Majesty (instead of the actress who appeared), but scheduling conflicts nixed it. She appeared as herself via archival footage of her coronation, in "The Idiot's Lantern". The Queen was also a reportedly a fan of the show — and it is telling that the one BBC Controller who was not Knighted was the one responsible for the show's original cancellation back in the 80s.
- Israeli satire show Eretz Nehederet featured two different portrayals of her, by two different actors: the first portrayed her as a grumpy old woman who domineers her son and is implied to be behind Diana's untimely death, and the other portrayed her as frequently slipping into her real persona of a Football Hooligan full of Patriotic Fervor.
- Several episodes of The Goodies featured appearances by the Queen, always seen either from behind or in shadow, with her voice provided by longtime Goodies collaborator Sheila Steafel.
- Depicted in the Hannah Montana episode "Grandmas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Play Favorites", where Hannah and Robbie Ray deliberately play a very fast performance when the Queen has an audience with Hannah, for them to attend Jackson's basketball game. The Queen later asks her assistant if she had just been "punk'd".
- I Love Lucy: In "Lucy Meets the Queen", Lucy desperately wants to meet Her Majesty. In the end, she does such a good job performing in Ricky's show at Royal Albert Hall, the Queen has her asked to the royal box!
- The Kids in the Hall (remember, she's the Queen of Canada too, eh?) as memorably impersonated by Scott Thompson.
- In one Monty Python's Flying Circus episode (called "Royal Episode 13 or: The Queen Will Be Watching"), it's announced at the beginning that Her Majesty will be watching part of the show. She tunes in the middle of a sketch, but to everyone's disappointment, she switches over after a few seconds.
- The Norwegian series Mot i Brøstet and its spin-off Karl & Co had a Crossover special in which the Queen appeared in a minor role, played by Jeannette Charles.note In the special, the Queen happens to be on the same flight as Elna and Henry, and Elna tries to get her autograph.
- Pennyworth, which is set in an alternate '60s England where the UK is apparently no more,note has a Queen (played by Jessica Ellerby) that does physically resemble a younger Elizabeth, but it's left ambiguous whether she's meant to be her or not.note
- Ten years after her appearance during the London 2012 Opening Ceremony mentioned above, she played herself — for a longer period — in a skit with Paddington Bear before the BBC Platinum Party at the Palace in 2022, enjoying tea with him despite the bear's few goof-ups such as drinking up almost all the tea straight from the teapot and ruining a set of pastries whilst trying to get ahold of the pot slipping from his paws because of Rule of Funny. Heck, even with all that going on, Her Majesty simply smiles after all of it! Paddington takes out a marmalade sandwich from his hat which he saved for emergencies, only for the Queen to reveal that she also has one of her own as a snack for later — straight from her handbag! She even taps along to the beat of Queen's "We Will Rock You" on the teacups with him.
- The Royal Canadian Air Farce often had Luba Goy impersonate Her Majesty, beginning every speech with a high-pitched "hem-hem-hem".
- Played by Fred Armisen with Bill Hader as Philip in a few Saturday Night Live sketches. The first with Anne Hathaway playing Kate Middleton. Apparently, in private the royal couple is Cockney gangsters.
- Kate McKinnon took over for a sketch about the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (aired the very same day as the real wedding!). She's bemused at one of Markle's black guests insisting she visit Philadelphia.
- Spitting Image featured the Queen as a recurring character, depicted as the rather level-headed matriarch of an extraordinarily dysfunctional (and weirdly lower–middle-class mannered) family.
- She appears in the live action segment of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!'s episode "Little Red Riding Princess", called "No Way to Treat a Queenie", played by Vicki Bakken. She visits the Mario Brothers mainly because she doesn't want to be treated like royalty at least for one day. She also initially uses the Royal "We" (funnily enough, the real Queen owned a Royal Wii years later) because of her status as Queen, though she drops it after she was asked about it by Luigi. She eventually bakes "Fish and Chips Pizza" for the Mario Brothers, which she calls a blend of both British and Italian, and knights the brothers afterwards, though she is eventually caught and sent back to her home.
- Her ascension is one of the historical events listed by Billy Joel in "We Didn't Start the Fire." The lyric is, "England's got a new queen."
- The defunct Daily Record strip Prince of the Palace was about a royal corgi, and often featured the Queen as a background presence.
- In 1979, when the second Winnipeg Jetsnote joined the NHL from the World Hockey Association, the lieutenant governor of Manitoba commissioned a portrait of Elizabeth II for the team's home of Winnipeg Arena. The 5 × 7 m (16 × 23 ft) portrait, one of the largest ever painted of the Queen, hung from the rafters of the since-demolished arena until 1999, three years after the Jets moved to Arizona. A Winnipeg businessman now owns the portrait; he's had it put on public display a few times, including in the days after the Queen's death. His long-term plan is to put it on permanent display in Winnipeg, and he's publicly expressed a wish to have it placed within the current Jets' arena.
- The Audience is a 2013 play depicting fictionalized audiences between the Queen and her various Prime Ministers through the decades (between Churchill and Cameron, only Macmillan, Douglas-Hume, and Heath are omitted; Blair was absent from the West End run only to replace Callaghan when the show moved to Broadway). Written by Peter Morgan, who also wrote The Queen, the title role was originated by Helen Mirren, reprising her role from that film. When the show went to Broadway it won her a Tony (along with her co-star Richard McCabe, who played Harold Wilson). A subsequent re-staging of the play in 2015 changed David Cameron's scene to reflect then-current events (Cameron's government was re-elected to a second term during the play's run).
- King Charles III is a speculative fiction play centered around the death of Elizabeth II and the ascension of Charles III to the throne, eight years before that actually happened in real life.
- Hellsing Ultimate Abridged: Here, she plays somewhat the same role as in the original... except here she's a Dirty Old Woman constantly bringing up the raunchy, violent sex she had with Alucard. She requests that he record his killing of the Major so she can fall asleep every night listening to his screams.
Alucard: Jesus CHRIST, I missed you!
- Her Majesty makes an appearance in the Pokémon Sword and Shield parody fan animation "The Queen wants to battle!", where she is face-to-face with the Pokémon trainer in the Buckingham Palace throne room, with the trainer’s Scorbunny against her corgis (which aren't Pokémon according to the trainer). However, the Queen takes advantage of the trainer interrupting her teatime and lets her Dynamax-ed corgis take it out on the trainer instead of Scorbunny.
- Her Majesty is the focal entity of Analog Horror series The Harvest Moon Tapes, where she appears throughout tapes that contain anomalous footage ever since her death. At the end of the third tape, she transforms into what seems to be a six-winged (possibly Seraphim) Angelic Abomination.
- In the web novel The Silver Throne, the Queen is featured as the main protagonist of the story, who was one of the many people who unexpectedly transform into dragons. In this story, she will have to find a way to find peace between her true species and the actual humans themselves.
- Her Majesty makes an appearance as the regional champion in a fanmade Pokémon Sword and Shield comic where she challenges the trainer, with her two (level 100, naturally) corgis serving as her Pokémon. The trainer freaks out about this.
- In one episode of Alvin and the Chipmunks, the boys are in London and Alvin persuades a local orphan girl that he's close personal friends with HRM. He fakes a phone call to the palace, then tries to figure out how to actually get the Queen to meet with this child. When the Queen is seen later, she has already heard from the girl about how she and Alvin are good friends, and plays along cheerfully.
- She appears in an episode of Animaniacs, "Windsor Hassle", (voiced by Tress MacNeille) as well as versions of the rest of the family. Set after the 1992 fire in Windsor Castle, she's trying to get the banquet hall finished. She ends up left with the Warners.
- She appears in the Apple & Onion episode, "For Queen and Country", as an anthropomorphic Victorian sponge cake and also as the one who Onion is in love with (no kidding on this one). Onion dresses up as the "King of America" while Apple dresses up as a jester and enter Buckingham Palace so the former could propose to her and win her heart. After convincing to her that he actually was the King of America, Onion and the Queen have a wedding and almost officially get married until Apple tells the Queen that America actually does not have a king.
- She occasionally makes cameo appearances in Bluey on the five dollar note, depicted as a corgi.
- A Funny Animal version (specifically a corgi) makes occasional appearances in the remake series of Danger Mouse, voiced by Morwenna Banks.
- She appears in the Family Guy episode "Family Guy Viewer Mail 2", in a segment that shows a British version of the series. Neville (Peter's equivalent) wants to get a lock of hair from her to prove that they're related, and he ends up chasing her to her death in a tunnel. She's voiced by Cate Blanchett.
- She makes occasional appearances in Full English. In the first episode, she mentions having feelings for Ken Lavender, and meets him at Britain's Got Talent while in disguise.
- She makes a brief appearance in the Gravity Falls episode "Headhunters" as one of the wax statues.
- In one episode of Happy Monster Band, called "London Town", the titular band get invited over to Buckingham Palace for tea with the Queen after performing outside. However, the Queen in this show does not seem to have much resemblance to Elizabeth II, leaving it unknown if she's supposed to be her or a completely fictional monarch.
- She appears in Harley Quinn (2019) being kidnapped by Harley on the Invisible Jet to take pictures with Ivey. Harley then pushes her out of the flying Invisible Jet to ditch the Royal Air Force, Ivey was concerned but Harley assures her that Her Majesty was wearing an invisible parachute... but since the Invisible Jet is Visible Invisibility and there was no white outline of a parachute pack on the Queen...
- An episode of Horrid Henry involves the Queen visiting Henry's school, and Peter being asked to hand her a bouquet of flowers. Naturally, thanks to Henry's antics, both of them eventually end up getting a royal pass to the Tower of London.
- Her Majesty is mentioned in the Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own episode, "All Decked Out", by Quincy and Edie as being the owner of Bertram Corgiwaddle, a royal corgi whom the formal dinner on the cruise ship was for. Though it wasn't explicitly said that it was Elizabeth II, it's implicitly confirmed to be her, given her history with owning corgis over the course of her reign.
- She makes appearances in the Mickey and the Roadster Racers episodes "Ye Olde Royal Heist" and "Tea Time Trouble" as, surprisingly, a mouse Funny Animal character. Though she is only called the "Queen of England", she is obviously a mouse depiction of Elizabeth II as evident by the silver curls, pearl necklace, and the coat too.
- She makes an appearance as a corgi Funny Animal character in the Mickey Mouse (2013) animated short, "One Man Band", when she catches Mickey playing his instruments outside of Buckingham Palace. Later on, when the royal guards bring Mickey in the throne room, she knights him as "Sir One Man Bandington".
- Her Majesty makes appearances (as one of the two only human characters, surprisingly) in two episodes of Peppa Pig.
- In the first, Miss Rabbit, who does the majority of the jobs in Peppa's neighborhood, brings the preschoolers along when she receives The Queen's Award for Industry. Her Majesty is nice to the kids, and not too serious to partake in everybody's favorite pastime: jumping up and down in muddy puddles.
- In the second episode, Madame Gazelle's class is in London for a tour. Miss Rabbit fancies herself so much in Queen Elizabeth's good books that she feels confident enough to ask Her Majesty to lead the tour. Not only does Her Majesty oblige, but she hijacks a double-decker bus and gets it to jump Tower Bridge.
- Her Majesty is one of the main characters of The Prince, where she is portrayed as something dastardly different from what she actually is in real life: she's instead rude, arrogant, swears a lot, and even has a short fuse. Pretty much the opposite of what one would expect from a queen.
- She makes two appearances in Puppy Dog Pals and is voiced by Tress MacNeille. As a recurring trend in many of Her Majesty's appearances, although she is only referred to as "The Queen", it’s pretty obvious she is Elizabeth II because of the visible signature silver curls, hat, and black handbag, although her face is omitted for unknown reasons.
- She first appears in the episode "Their Royal Pugness", where Bingo and Rolly visit Buckingham Palace to get advice from Crumpet, one of her corgis, for treating their owner Bob's mother like royalty.
- She returns in "The Royal Egg Hunt" where Bingo and Rolly help her corgi Crumpet look for her missing egg-shaped ornament.
- The Simpsons:
- She appears in the episode "The Regina Monologues", where the family visits the UK. Homer crashes into her carriage as she was out to go buy some light bulbs for the palace.
- She also briefly appears in the episode "To Surveil with Love", voiced by Eddie Izzard.
- She also makes very brief appearances in the episodes "Mom and Pop Art", and "Behind the Laughter".
- Small Talk: Sid is a little old man who is watching Queen Elizabeth's carriage go by, when she spots him, greets him by name, and offers him a ride.
- She appears in the South Park episode "The Snuke", where she commits suicide after the British invasion plan to put an end to the American Revolution fails.
- She appears in the live action segments of the Spongebob Squarepants episode, "Truth or Square". In Act 4, she and the other live-action characters find Patchy the Pirate in the studio who tells them he could find Spongebob everywhere.
- She appears in the Teen Titans Go! episode "Hot Salad Water", where she sets her plan to have revenge on the United States for dumping their tea back in their colonial times in action by mind-controlling them via the tea itself. Eventually, she turns Big Ben into a robot and uses various well-known London items against the Titans before being defeated by the Statue of Liberty and her soda can.
- She makes three appearances in Thomas & Friends. She appears in the episode "Paint Pots and Queens", cameos in "Thomas and the Special Letter", and in the 2020 TV special "The Royal Engine".